By Patrick Laude
This groundbreaking ebook underlines the primordial richness of language via focusing upon the non secular traits in poetry which serve to bridge the human and the Divine.
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In Hindu metaphysics, spiritual realization is not so much something to be acquired or sought after as it is an eternally present reality that has only to be unveiled. The major implication of this contemplative principle is that Hindu poetics tend to view poetry less as a creation, in the sense of the western European model of poiēsis, than as an utterance of That (Tat) which is. In addition to these equivalences that relate to the modes and phases of spiritual realization, traditional sources associate the various letters, as we have stated above, with the power of a particular deity.
Html). 16 “As ‘feeling’ it is one of the traditional Javanese ﬁve senses—seeing, hearing, talking, smelling, and feeling, and it includes within itself three aspects of ‘feeling’ that our view of the ﬁve senses separates: taste on the tongue, touch on the body, and emotional ‘feeling’ within the ‘heart’ like sadness and happiness. The taste of a banana is its rasa; a hunch is a rasa; a pain is a rasa; and so is a passion. As ‘meaning,’ rasa is applied to the words in a letter, in a poem, or even in common speech to indicate the between-the-lines type of indirection and allusive suggestion that is so important in Javanese communication and social intercourse.
The extrinsic distinction between the Divine as being and as manifesting, as Brahman and as Shakti, has been encapsulated by Ramakrishna in the following way: When I think of the Supreme Being as inactive, neither creating, nor preserving, nor destroying, I call him Brahman or Purusha, the impersonal 22 Krishna Chaitanya, Sanskrit Poetics, p. 68. 25 Singing the Way God. When I think of him as active, creating, preserving, destroying, I call him Shakti or Maya … the personal god. But the distinction between them does not mean a difference.